If you have a deck in your home, then you know the pride that is associated with having a well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing decking. This pride is universally shared with all deck owners and is something that can only fully be experienced once you have a decking of your own that you can care for and look after. If you do have a Decking but it’s not up to this same standard of appearance, then it’s a good idea for you to look into hiring a professional in deck sanding and staining to come out and make your deck look brand new.
If your deck already looks fantastic then great! However, that doesn’t mean your work is finished as there are always new things you can introduce in your home to increase its overall aesthetic appeal.
Cladding on the exterior of your home is one such way that you can breathe some new life into your outdoor area.
What is cladding?
Cladding means the use of tiles or other cladding materials like tin that has plenty of strength to cover the exterior facades of different buildings to protect it from the weather as well as providing means to cover the exterior of the building with a more appealing aesthetic look such as Timber or Aluminium. Timber Cladding has become popular amongst design circles due to its natural façade which can be easily changed to suit any home aesthetic.
There are countless different styles of cladding, each of which brings something different to your home. Weatherboards are one such popular use of cladding that can be used to add a rustic and warm look to your home. Weatherboard cladding requires maintenance as it is prone to leaking, wood rot, and is easily weathered. However, with the right care and maintenance, this cladding can be paired beautifully with your outdoor area to highlight your immaculate decking.
Fibre cement wall cladding
Fibre cement wall cladding protects your property from heavy rain and has low condensation quality. This type of cladding requires painting and can absorb the heat and the cold. There is no insulation here so you will need to add that as an extra. It’s a great option to contrast the natural timber accents of your deck while still giving you the flexibility to adapt it to the look of your home.
Brick cladding is good as it does not rot, doesn’t need to be painted, and won’t be attacked by termites. The only downfall with brick cladding is the fact it has poor waterproof aptitudes.
Steel or metal cladding
This cladding requires hardly any maintenance, is waterproof and durable, and has many finishes. This type of cladding is used in large numbers around Australia and can be made to order so it suits most properties. This cladding comes in twenty-two different colors, matt finishes, metallic and the traditional silver finish.
The aesthetic value of cladding
Architectural cladding works to transform the look of your outdated, dull building structure, much like how timber deck restoration services are used to transform your unappealing decking. Cladding helps create a building that is appealing which will increase your market value.
Another advantage of wall cladding is that you can protect your building from damage without ongoing maintenance. Once the cladding has been installed, you are not required to carry out regular maintenance or have the cladding often inspected which only costs you time and money. If you care about the aesthetic, then cladding works for you as a quick wash down with clean water can have the cladding looking as good as new.